Alcohol policy implementation in the European Region. Update with 2015 data




Alcohol consumption in the European Region is the highest in the world, contributing to ill health and premature mortality from noncommunicable diseases. This report provides an update on implementation of the European action plan to reduce the harmful use of alcohol 2012–2020, as reported by designated national experts in 38 WHO European Region Member States, including 26 European Union countries. The action areas with the largest increases in the overall level and scope of alcohol policy formulation and implementation were community and workplace action, and drink–driving policies and countermeasures.